I am a visual artist based in Yass, New South Wales. I recently completed my Visual Arts Diploma at Creative & Design Industries, CIT, Reid, Canberra ACT. I grew up in home where my father created beautiful flower gardens and my mother used these flowers to create artistic arrangements. As a child I was taught to knit and my grandmother taught me the fine art of crochet. I loved art at school as it allowed a freedom of expression that was suppressed growing up in a very controlled environment. So it was only natural for me to use my creative skills wherever possible throughout my life. In my art work I like to salvage materials/textiles that have been discarded and give them new life. I also love to include textures, pattern and colour. I have a preference for the unusual so this is a consistent theme in my work and I never aim for a perfect symmetrical shape the material often dictates my direction and the end result. I take my inspiration from artists such as Ruth Asawa, Bronwyn Oliver and Kieta Jackson. Currently I am using copper plate and recycled copper wire to manipulate these materials into 3D sculptural forms. I’m adapting shapes and forms that I have observed on my travels aboard whilst using patinas to create texture and colour.
Left Behind Subconscious memories can be opened and explored through the process of subconscious evolution. I draw inspiration from artefacts, archaeological remains and elements from nature. I like to think that I’m bringing the past into the present. However, often I cannot identify where the ideas for a sculpted form have materialised from.